Feature: Israel’s tiny navy plays key role in national defense


JERUSALEM, Jan. 11 (Xinhua) – The Israeli navy plays a major role in the country’s defense, although it has enjoyed less of the limelight that other units in the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) have.

The navy is the smallest unit of the IDF, with tens of marine vessels at service.

Xinhuanet logo 1a LLLLBut it is responsible for protecting Israel’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and is also tasked with safeguarding newly found natural gas reserves and curbing potential threats from the Gaza Strip in the south of the country and Lebanon in the north.

“We face unique threats in our unique environment,” a…

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